Bad Santa
Season 7, Episode 10
Air date December 8, 2014
Written by Chad Gomez Creasey & Dara Resnik Creasey
Directed by Bill Roe
Episode guide
"Last Action Hero"
"Castle, P.I."
Temp-Castle Season7
Season 7
September 29, 2014 - May 11, 2015
Season 7 is now available on DVD  

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Bad Santa[1] is the tenth episode of the seventh season of Castle. This episode is the last episode of 2014 and is also the mid-season finale until 2015.


When an ER physician is gunned down in the street, Castle and Beckett soon discover that the victim was a mob doctor to a Mafia family run by an old friend of Castle's. Also, against the backdrop of Christmas, Esposito and Lanie reach a defining moment in their relationship.



Castle 7x10 Promo "Bad Santa" (HD)00:20

Castle 7x10 Promo "Bad Santa" (HD)


Main Cast

Guest Cast

Featured Music

  • "I'll Be Your Santa Baby" - Rufus Thomas


  • Lanie introduces her parents, Walter and Melinda Parish, to Castle, Beckett, Ryan, and Esposito.
  • Castle just learned from Captain Gates that he is no longer allowed to investigate with Beckett and detectives from the 12th precinct.
  • When Lanie told Esposito that her parents are coming to New York, he became very nervous. Similar to Castle when he first met Beckett's dad Jim Beckett.
  • This is happening to be the second Christmas theme episode and the fourth-holiday one.


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